# Tilted Calf Cuff. Indications Calf Band Shapes Indications  Calf bands and cuffs should follow general outline of posterior calf and anterior tibia.

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Tilted Calf Cuff

Indications Calf Band Shapes

Indications  Calf bands and cuffs should follow general outline of posterior calf and anterior tibia

Indications  If there is a substantial difference between the proximal and distal calf circumference the band should be tilted accordingly

Indications  If there is a substantial difference between the proximal and distal calf circumference the band should be tilted accordingly

Indications  If the cuff on a tilted calf band continues in the same direction as the band, uneven pressure can result

Indications  If the cuff on a tilted calf band continues in the same direction as the band, uneven pressure can result

Indications  To equalize calf cuff pressure it must be redirected accordingly

Indications  To equalize calf cuff pressure it must be redirected accordingly

Cuff Layout Determining amount of cuff tilt

Cuff Layout  Layout a line on tracing paper at least a band’s width from the edge

Cuff Layout  Place the proximal edges of the AFO along this line

Cuff Layout  Place the proximal edges of the AFO along this line  Set a combination square against the proximal edge of the calf band

Cuff Layout  Place the proximal edges of the AFO along this line  Set a combination square against the proximal edge of the calf band  Mark the point of contact on the tracing paper

Cuff Layout  Measure the distance between the mark you just made and the baseline. Record this measurement

Cuff Layout  Measure the distance between the mark you just made and the baseline. Record this measurement

Calf Layout  Creating Pattern

Calf Layout  Layout a line = to the largest circumference + 2 ½”

Calf Layout  Layout a line = to the largest circumference + 2 ½”  Layout another line parallel to first line and at distance previously measured

Calf Layout  Layout a line = to the largest circumference + 2 ½”  Layout another line parallel to first line and at distance previously measured  Determine and mark the center point of this line

Calf Layout  Measure smallest inside calf band circumference

Calf Layout  Divide this measurement by 2 and lay out resultant measurement on either side of the midline

Calf Layout  Now connect these points with the endpoints of the first line drawn

Calf Layout  Draw perpendicular lines at several points along the lines previously drawn  The height of these lines should be equal to the desired width of your calf cuff

Calf Layout  Now connect all points as shown

Calf Layout  When completed, your pattern should resemble this

Calf Layout  Be sure to position the cuff on the calf band so that the ends are perpendicular to the uprights

Calf Layout  Be sure to position the cuff on the calf band so that the ends are perpendicular to the uprights END

Calf Layout

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